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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Village of Orland Park History Museum Invites Community to Upcoming Events

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Long winter days are the perfect time to come out and visit the Village of Orland Park History Museum, located at 14415 Beacon Avenue. Open every Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the museum’s current exhibit “Life of An Orlander” highlights the village’s rich agricultural past as it celebrates 125 years as an incorporated town.

History fans age 18 and up are invited to come out for “What Is It? Wednesday” on Wednesday, February 7 to learn about various artifacts chosen for this historical exhibit. Guests can also play ‘guess the artifact’ for a chance to win a free, year-long museum membership.

“This is a fun event that’s the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy some historical trivia and learn more about our current exhibit,” said museum curator, Sarah Konzen.

 “What Is It? Wednesday” runs from noon to 1 p.m. There is no charge, but registration is required.

On Saturday, February 10, the museum welcomes historian, actor, and author Joseph Geringer for his talk “Capone vs Ness: The REAL Story of the Untouchables.” Geringer tells the true story of the Untouchables and the government’s fight against the mob.

“This is a thrilling and engaging presentation,” said Konzen. “Geringer is very good and I hope many people will come out for this unique and historical talk.”

The presentation runs from 1 to 2 p.m. and is intended for guests age 18 and up.  Registration is required and the cost is $9/residents; $14/non-residents.

Village of Orland Park History Museum opened in April of 2016 and was established to capture, preserve and celebrate the village's treasured past. The museum is housed in the village's former village hall.

To learn more about either event, contact the village’s Recreation Administration Office at (708) 403-7275.

To register in person, visit the village's Recreation Administration Office, located at 14600 S. Ravinia Ave. or the Sportsplex, 11351 W. 159th St.

To learn more about the museum call (708) 873-1622.

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